Students in fashion merchandising and design will be able to:
- Describe the operation of the fashion industry in relation to consumer behavior.
- Identify the integration of multi-cultural fashion symbols into global fashion.
- Identify the use of symbolism in clothing and body ornamentation to communicate cultural values.
- Illustrate the use of social, political, economic, geographic and religious factors to understand fashion.
- Assess the influence of state, federal, and international regulations on the development, production and distribution of apparel and textile products.
- Compare and contrast the interrelationships of physique apparel production on fabric, style, price point, target market and art element and principles.
- Develop management level skills for planning, implementing and evaluating special fashion related events.
- Appraise the influence of fiber selection and fabrication method on textile serviceability.
- Identify employment opportunities and the qualifications of fashion industry careers.
- Apply principles of budgeting and planning to determine buying practices for fashion retail stores.
- Apply math concepts to profit calculations, data processing and fashion merchandising problems.
- Analyze impact of geography, technology, political systems, religion and economic forces in textile and apparel design and production.
- Judge how apparel production influences the quality of the product.